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A Wizard's Touch Chapter VIA while later, Dennis pushed the 'end call' button. "They said I could stay over," he said. "But only for one night. When is your mentor getting back again?"A Wizard's Touch Chapter VI by Phoenix-FireMage
"The day after tomorrow," Carden said. "We'll just have to think of something."
"Couldn't you send him a message or something asking him to come back sooner?" Dennis asked desperately. "I don't want to be this small for that long!"
Carden sighed. "He's on vacation," he said. "He doesn't want to have to deal with anything like this until he gets back. I can't call him away from that. Sorry, Dennis."
Dennis sat down on the table, his shoulders slumped, looking like he was about ready to cry from frustration. "Can't you make an exception?" he asked in a thick voice, not looking up at the three friends standing around him but rather staring despondently at his hands folded in his lap.
Carden bit his lip. "I can't believe I'm saying this... but I'll try. I'll send him a letter, at least."
"A letter?" Mike asked. "Won't it
The Rattan: part sixIt turned out things were not quite as simple as that. Though Kigali decided that it really wasn’t necessary to tell everyone else about this, it was clear as the days passed that he, Nick, and Chess had not forgotten. They’d started being more cautious around me, watching what they did and said. It stung. I wished Dad had never seen Nick. Then none of this would be happening.The Rattan: part six by Phoenix-FireMage
I cornered Nick one day. “Nick, are you… afraid of me now?” I asked him.
He gave me a cocky grin. “Afraid? Of you? ‘Course not, you’re at least a quarter inch shorter than me, and I could beat you up easily. Why would I be afraid of you?”
“Because I’m not always shorter than you,” I said softly. “I’ve noticed that you’ve been avoiding me lately.”
“Oh.” Nick’s grin turned somewhat sheepish. “Well, Perdido, you must admit, you are pretty intimidating.”
The Rattan: part five“Well, that sure explains a lot,” said a voice from behind Chess. I looked up, startled. Nick stepped out of the shadows. “Why didn’t you tell me yesterday, when your dad caught me?” he demanded.The Rattan: part five by Phoenix-FireMage
“I didn’t know how you would take it,” I said, scuffing at the ground with the toe of my sneaker. “Sorry. Who all saw that just now?”
“Just the two of us,” Chess said, still looking quite shocked.
“What does it feel like?” Nick asked curiously.
“Feel like? To change, you mean?” Nick nodded. “Kinda weird. You know the pins and needles feeling when your foot falls asleep? It feels a lot like that, only throughout all of me, and it doesn’t hurt at all.”
“I can’t believe it,” Chess muttered softly. “You’re a human.”
“Only part of the time,” I said. “Right now I’m a Rattan, same as you.”
“A human!” Chess repea
The Rattan: part four“Zach? Can you come in here, please?” my dad called from the kitchen, an edge of panic in his voice.The Rattan: part four by Phoenix-FireMage
I rushed into the kitchen. “Yes? What’s the matter?” Then my jaw dropped. Dangling by his tail from Dad’s hand was Nick, looking terrified, angry, embarrassed, and pained all at once.
“I found… this running across the counter,” Dad said, “along with four or five others, who all got away. Please tell me you see this too?”
Speechless, I nodded. Nick had gotten caught? How was that possible? But there were more important things at hand. “Dad, you’re hurting him,” I said. “That tail wasn’t meant to support his weight.”
“How can you tell?” Dad asked, raising Nick up towards his face, which caused him to squeal in fright.
“Dad! Just trust me on this. You’re hurting him.” I held out my hand, palm up,
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